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Basic Homemade Mayonaise

This recipe yields a rich mayonnaise. If you desire a thinner sauce, add a little bit of water to the finished mayonnaise. Makes about 2 cups.

SKU 1316-recipe


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • cup canola oil


  1. Place the egg yolks, mustard, salt, and lemon juice in a food processor. Process for 10 seconds.
  2. With motor running, add the oil, drop by drop at first. After a few tablespoons have been added, start adding oil in a thin stream. Continue until all the oil is added and the mayonnaise has thickened. Taste for seasoning, and add a little additional salt or lemon juice if desired.